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Power of a Peer

Power of a Peer

Steven Bates 20 August 2022


Darkness, Sadness, Lack of gumption

Loss of drive, just can’t function

Seclusion calls me from the covers

Of my bed as if we’re lovers


Wrapped together, tightly bound

Praying no one comes around

To ring a doorbell or the phone

I just want to be left alone


Life like this is no life at all

And the hardest thing’s to make the call

To find some help, to find a friend

To help bring ‘round depressions’ end


Deep inside I know seclusions wrong

But to make that call I must be strong

I must seek help, meds, peer support

For a fellow peer is the best cohort


To help one thru the darkest cave

And walk you thru your life to save

So call someone when you’re down and out

Perhaps you’ll find it gives you clout


To untwine yourself from your blanket’s hold

Make that call, Be strong! Be Bold!!



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